This sweater was inspired by some of my favorite oversized sweatshirts from when I was a kid in the 80s. Knitted up in vintage cherry, cobalt, and khaki acrylic yarn left behind by my Oma, I made this sweater during the freezing cold winter we had last year. I wear it more than Brian does, though it fits him much better. Here’s a side-by-side of the front (left) and back (right) in progress (the red was so hard to photograph, but it really is that fluorescent!):
With all of my knitting posts, it’s hard to remember I sew sometimes, too. Oma had given me this fabric a few years before she passed away, trusting that I’d make something, as she put it, “serviceable.” Her skill with a sewing machine far exceeded mine, but every now and again something works out that I can actually wear. I made this dress a few holiday seasons ago, and find myself sporting it each year as the weather turns chilly. We woke up this morning to the first snow dusting of the season in the Hudson Valley, and it seemed like the perfect thing to keep me toasty warm while I teach on the last day of classes before Thanksgiving break.
My favorite part might be the darts:
And here I am trying it out with the Richmond Sweater I made earlier this year: